As I continue to renew the mind, I have pondered, “God, I wonder where I would be if I did not grow up in a lukewarm Christianity environment.”
I really do not think God cares much if a child is wearing a dress suit to church or shows up wearing a bathing suit with sandals. He is much more interested in their heart posture.
And God is not just interested in His will being done, but our will as well! All He asks is we surrender to His will and then our desires can become His desires.
This is illustrated in Exodus 32:7-14, God wants to show His wrath on His people for worshipping a false idol. Moses reminds God, how He said He would multiply the descendants of Abraham and not destroy.
Notice what Exodus 32:14 says, “So the Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.”
What does this show? God wants a relationship with us and the best relationships start with friendship! He wants to co-labor with us.
For example, earlier this year I felt a prompting from God that I would be moving from my parents house in the fall time. This was back in the winter though! A lot has changed since then! I claimed (and continue to) my identity in Christ! We are heirs of God, co-laborers with God, friends of God, etc! I began started to live a supernatural lifestyle on a new levels.
I explained to God that I do not feel staying with my parents is healthy for my continued growth or my relationship with my parents.
After explaining to God the situation, I could feel a shift going on me! He was listening to me. I wasn’t just a robot who obeyed every command of God and did not have a say.
Lukewarm Christianity has a tendency to put God in a box that limits Him. I really feel it would be best for a person to have never known Christ and be saved at age 30 then be saved at an early age, but grow up in a legalistic background.
Why? Because the young kid has to “unlearn” to “learn”, while the new believer can just “learn.”
Let’s all do ourselves a favor and let God out of the box.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, thank you for being our friend. Thank you for not being someone that gives orders and expects us to obey like a robot. I thank you for your kindness and your humor that you have. And Father for anyone reading this with that desires to free of legalism, in the name of Jesus, I break off legalistic and religious mindsets off of them right now. And in Jesus name, I loose a spirit of revelation of how creative you are and how creative you made us. Amen.